Thomas E. Burman

Professor of History, Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Phone: 865-974-7082

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Thomas E. Burman is a professor of history and an expert on Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations, especially in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well on the history of Christianity and Islam in those periods. He has written widely on the translation of the Qur'an into western languages, on how Christians have understood the Qur'an over the centuries, as well as on the history the study of Arabic and other Semitic languages in Europe. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Topics of expertise: Christian-Jewish-Muslim Relations, Christian Thought, Medieval and Renaissance Europe

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